Many Olympians take this emotional journey with their most devoted fans, their parents and their children. In fact, some of the most heartwarming moments at the games have been between the elite athletes and their kids ― or their own parents.
Regardless of whether they earned the coveted top spot on the podium, these Olympians shared some golden moments with their families.
- 1David Wise, USA, Freestyle SkiingLaurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
- 2Alexander Kopacz, Canada, BobsledSteve Russell/Toronto Star/Getty Images
- 3Hanna Öberg, Sweden, BiathlonCHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
- 4James Wisniewski, USA, Ice HockeyBruce Bennett/Getty Images
- 5Marie Martinod, France, Freestyle SkiingLOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
- 6Dom Parsons, Great Britain, SkeletonMike Egerton/PA Images/Getty Images
- 7Felix Loch, Germany, LugeAdam Pretty/Getty Images
- 8Ted Ligety, USA, Alpine SkiingTed Ligety
- 9Lara Gut, Switzerland, Alpine SkiingLeonhard Foeger/Reuters
- 10Lowell Bailey, USA, BiathlonLowell Bailey
- 11Kacey Bellamy, USA, Ice HockeyKim Kyung Hoon/Reuters
- 12Chloe Kim, USA, SnowboardingJoe Scarnici/Getty Images/USOC